Preliminary Proposal

A Principle Investigator (PI) at a DBPNet Site interested in proposing a study to be conducted within DBPNet should prepare a brief preliminary proposal that outlines the aims and hypotheses, importance of the question, methods proposed, and any potential funding mechanism.

Investigators who are not affiliated with a DBPNet site who want to submit a proposal to DBPNet should develop the preliminary proposal in collaboration with an investigator at a DBPNet member site. If the preliminary proposal is accepted, the investigator may apply to have his or her site recognized as an affiliated research site for the purposes of developing the full protocol and conducting the study.

This preliminary proposal should be submitted by the DBPNet Steering Committee (SC) member at the site that is submitting the preliminary proposal. The proposal should be submitted  to the Network Coordinating Center (NCC).

Prospective PI’s wishing to consult with the Research Protocol Developmental and Review Subcommittee (RPDR) during the development of this preliminary proposal should send a one paragraph description of the project and the investigators questions to the NCC which will work with the RPDR to appoint an appropriate RPDR or NCC member to answer the investigator’s questions.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal and are at a site that is represented on the Steering Committee, please contact your local DBP-Net Steering Committee Member or you can also contact the Project Manager, Jaclyn Cacia at caciaj [at] email.chop.edu.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal and are at a site that is NOT represented on the Steering Committee contact the Project Manager, Jaclyn Cacia at caciaj [at] email.chop.edu.

Format for Submitting a Preliminary Proposal